31 UKKARAI


Ukkarai is sweet prepared mainly on Diwali and is one of my Grandma's Special sweet. She also makes them when there are guests at home. This is a sweet very similar to the obbattu/poli filling only thing being that it is very soft as an halwa. Does not take much time to prepare too.

Channa dhal - 1 cup
Jaggery( scraped) - 1 cup
Cardamom powder - a pinch
Ghee - 3 tbsp
Cashew - few pieces fried in ghee


Wash and cook channa dhal in water for 3 whistles by ading water just to immerse the dhal. Remove and drain water and cool. Next grind them in a dry mixer/blender till they are soft/powdered.
Heat a pan and add the scraped jaggery and just 2 - 3 tbsp of water. When it is melted add the channa dhal paste/powder and keep stirring till they are mixed well. Also add ghee and cardamom powder and mix together for another 5 minutes. Just before removing add the fried cashewnuts and mix.

Sending this entry to Sanghi's FIL- Ghee event.

Received this nice presentation award from Priya Prashanth. Thanks so much Priya for your encouragement.




31 comments/Reactions:

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Heard of this but never tried.Looks yummy

prasu said...

totally new to me dear....but looks yummy....so will be sure trying it.

Raje said...

This dish looks fabulous Padma, its new to me.
You have some awards waiting in my blog. Please collect!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

fabulous sweet... i love your new template too...

Nandini said...

Ukkarai looks delicious! I've heard of it but never tasted it!

kittymatti said...

wow! such a cute presentation... nice recipe!

Sangeetha Subhash said...

looks divine!!never tasted it so far..Am sure it taste yum.Wish u & ur family happy diwali.

Sushma Mallya said...

loved the new looks of your blog padma..sweet looks yum ...wish u and ur family a very happy & a prosperous diwali..enjoy and have fun...

Sanghi said...

Nice layout padma..! Ukkarai looks delicious, send this to my event deaR!

Valarmathi said...

Liked the new look of your blog. Ukkarai looks delicious and yummy.

Prathibha said...

Loved the new look of ur blog dear...the sweet looks delicious..Diwali wishes to ur family

rekhas kitchen said...

like your new template so beautiful and this recipe is new to me sounds delicious

shanthi said...

Heard of this, and nice grandma's recipe

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

I heard abt this recipe and have seen in one cookery show.Never tried .Looks very delicious and yummy..

nivedita said...

Hi Padma,
Very cute new lay out. I loved the pink color.
Yes it is like obbattu or holige filling.
nice pic!!!

Tina said...

Never heard about this...looks yummy and easy.

Priya said...

Delicious ukkarai, had it long back..Padma ur new template looks too beautiful, that too in pink colour..

lata raja said...

New template is cool!

Vrinda said...

Totally new sweet to me,sounds delish ,thanx for sharing dear...

priya said...

Hi dear,

Please accept ur award frm my blog!!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Lovely and healthy dish. Like your new layout.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...that's an simple and yummy recipe....love the new look of your blog...

Kalyani said...

Wow looks tempting & beautiful .... Ur new layout looks very good padma ... Happy Diwali ...........

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Very nice recipe Padma, beautifully presented!!!

New template looks fantastic.

Happy diwali to you and your family dear Padma, may this diwali light up your life with prosperity and lots of happiness!!!

Mansi said...

Hi Padma, this is totally new to me, but I love the look of it:)

btw, I'm back to blogging after my motherhood break, and hope you can find some time to make some goodies for my Sweet celebration event

Malar Gandhi said...

I hearing this name besides my family from you...aaah nice to know, you are familiar with ukkarai too!:)

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Okkara looks delicious.

Shri said...

This is new to me..Looks delicious though!Happy Diwali Padma!

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

Happy Diwali to u n ur family Padma.. :) this sweet is new to me..looks really delicious... :)

Sheeba Nitin said...

Hi Padma...Sweet looks yummy, never heard it though....but thats cooking, learning something new..Im going to try it tomorrow. Happy Deepavali.

my kitchen said...

Traditional recipe.looks lovely.Happy Diwali padma

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